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Community rises up against N.C. timber fumigation plant

It was supposed to be a routine public hearing about a permit for a log fumigation facility in Delco, North Carolina. But the people of Delco sho...

SELC, 16 Southeastern conservation groups urge EPA to abandon Clean Power Plan repeal

Failing to address carbon dioxide pollution through reasonable measures like the Clean Power Plan could lead to a host of dangers to the Southeas...

Local and citizen groups object to N.C. DEQ’s flawed permit for $5.5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Update (12/7): This week North Carolina Division of Air Quality withheld, for the time being, its approval for the Northampton compressor station...

Virginia announces South’s first carbon cap-and-trade program

In an important step for cutting greenhouse gas pollution, Virginia officials released a draft plan this week for the Commonwealth to create a ca...

Mapping cars help Alabama utility identify, measure Birmingham methane leaks

Today groups released online maps showing the location and size of methane leaks from natural gas pipes beneath city streets of Birmingham, Alaba...

Repeal of Clean Power Plan puts coal profits ahead of health, communities

Trump-appointed EPA Chief Scott Pruitt announced plans to repeal the landmark Clean Power Plan designed to address carbon pollution and climate c...

After illegal administration moves, agency to reinstate rule to cut car and truck carbon pollution

SELC is celebrating a major victory after the Trump administration announced today that it will reinstate a federal provision designed to curb cl...

SELC sues Trump administration over illegal climate change rollback

SELC filed a lawsuit today in federal court to challenge the Trump Administration’s abrupt and illegal suspension of federal provisions designed...

Update: House votes to delay clean-air protections, but opposition growing

The House of Representatives has voted to delay by eight years the enforcement of some air-pollution protections, but opposition to this industry...

Leaders across the region step up on climate action

A growing list of hundreds of localities, states, businesses, and universities across the country are responding to President Donald Trump’s deci...

Virginia announces move to tackle carbon pollution at the state level

Today Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took a decisive step forward to fight climate change and to show the nation that, despite key environment...

N.C. citizens group, SELC challenge permit for polluter issued without public notice

On behalf of the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County, SELC challenged a new state air permit for a proposed Enviva wood pellet plant because it...

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